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Rules to Live By

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Viking Rules

As one candle can light another, so too can greatness of mind be transferred amongst men. To remain in solitude is to deprive oneself of this kindling.

Understand that a storm can change its course without warning. Always be prepared to brave a storm.

No matter how cautiously you live there is no escaping the fatal clutches of old age. So then, better to join the fray and fight proudly for something worth obtaining.

Defeat your enemies in the fields before they reach your house.

A good friend speaks truly and from the heart, the one whose speech is always pleasant cannot be trusted.

What will be etched into history about your life?  What legend will be left long after you are gone?  How have you made the world better?

Do not be ashamed of having simple clothing, pay more attention to your hygiene and demeanor.

Don’t be fooled by money, it makes the most unreliable friend.

When the winds are harsh one should chop wood, in fair weather row out to sea, in the romantic glow of candlelight passionately talk with a woman.  Use a ship for travel, a shield for defense, and a sword for striking.  EVERYTHING HAS ITS TIME AND PLACE.

Common sense is you best friend.

American Indian

They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind. – Tuscarora.

Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you. – Hopi

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. – Dakota

  1. Treat the Earth and all that dwell therein with respect
  2. Remain close to the Great Spirit
  3. Show great respect for your fellow beings
  4. Work together for the benefit of all Mankind
  5. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed
  6. Do what you know to be right
  7. Look after the well-being of Mind and Body
  8. Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater Good
  9. Be truthful and honest at all times
  10. Take full responsibility for your actions

It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. – Apache.

Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.

Before eating, always take time to thank the food. – Arapaho.

Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. – Hopi

When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. – Arapaho

If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. – Arapaho

Most of us do not look as handsome to others as we do to ourselves. – Assiniboine

Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. – Blackfoot

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. – Cherokee

Poverty is a noose that strangles humility and breeds disrespect for God and man. – Sioux

Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins. – Cheyenne

Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance. – Lakota

Our first teacher is our own heart. – Cheyenne

Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something. – Maricopa

You already possess everything necessary to become great. – Crow

There is no death, only a change of worlds. – Duwamish

Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way. – Blackfoot

You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. – Navajo

It is less of a problem to be poor than to be dishonest. – Anishinabe

One finger cannot lift a pebble. – Hopi

Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark. – Cheyenne

All dreams spin out from the same web. – Hopi

If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove. – Cheyenne

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. – Tribe Unknown

The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things. – Hopi

Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant. – Kiowa

When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard. – Lakota

Everything the power does, it does in a circle. – Lakota

Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, Wisdom is of the future. – Lumbee

If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. – Minquass

A good chief gives, he does not take. – Mohawk

It is easy to be brave from a distance. – Omaha

Cherish youth, but trust old age. – Pueblo

Sharing and giving are the ways of God. – Sauk

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